North Carolina
Drought Management Advisory Council

Current Conditions

as of September 17, 2019 at 8am ET

US Drought Monitor of
North Carolina

Drought Classifications

D0 - Abnormally Dry
D1 - Moderate Drought
D2 - Severe Drought
D3 - Extreme Drought
D4 - Exceptional Drought

S - Short-Term impacts, typically less than 6 months (e.g. agriculture, grasslands)
L - Long-Term impacts, typically greater than 6 months (e.g. hydrology, ecology)

North Carolina Drought Advisory

The North Carolina Drought Advisory issued by the Drought Management Advisory Council has been updated to reflect drought conditions on September 17, 2019 indicated on the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor of North Carolina.

Until further notice, the NC DMAC strongly urges the implementation of the following drought response actions - in addition to previous advisories - for all water users located in or dependent on water resources from the areas of the state experiencing the following drought conditions:

D0 - Abnormally Dry

  • Review and be prepared to implement your Water Shortage Response Plans at the appropriate time.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in regional and local coordination for the management of water resources.
  • Stay informed on drought conditions and advisories (www.ncdrought.org).

County Drought Classification

If the US Drought Monitor of NC shows more than one drought designation in a county, the drought intensity classification for each county published by the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council is the highest drought designation that applies to at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the land area of a county.

D0

  • Alamance
  • Alexander
  • Alleghany
  • Anson
  • Ashe
  • Avery
  • Buncombe
  • Burke
  • Cabarrus
  • Caldwell
  • Caswell
  • Catawba
  • Chatham
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Cleveland
  • Davidson
  • Davie
  • Durham
  • Gaston
  • Graham
  • Granville
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Hoke
  • Iredell
  • Jackson
  • Lee
  • Lincoln
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • McDowell
  • Mitchell
  • Montgomery
  • Moore
  • Northampton
  • Orange
  • Person
  • Polk
  • Randolph
  • Richmond
  • Robeson
  • Rockingham
  • Rowan
  • Rutherford
  • Scotland
  • Stanly
  • Stokes
  • Surry
  • Transylvania
  • Union
  • Vance
  • Wake
  • Warren
  • Watauga
  • Wilkes
  • Yadkin
  • Yancey

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